It's time to start saving room -- in both your schedule and stomach -- for Downtown Dining Week, which will take place Sept. 8-15.
The festival of feasting allows diners to chow down on a fixed selection of lunch and dinner options at special prices ($15 or $25 for lunch and $35 or $45 for dinner) from a wide variety of restaurants. Discounted parking at select structures and lots operated by Interstate Parking will also be available for diners with use of a special Dining Week coupon code.
Among this year's palate-pleasing participants are:
- Blue Bat Kitchen & Tequilaria
- Café at the Pfister
- Carson’s Prime Steaks & Famous Barbecue
- DOC’s Commerce Smokehouse
- East Town Kitchen & Bar
- Flourchild Pizza
- Lowcountry Milwaukee
- Mason Street Grill
- Oak Barrel Public House
- Rodizio Grill
- Smoke Shack
- Stella Van Buren
- The Capital Grille
- The Knick
- The Social American Tavern
- Third Coast Provisions
- Third Street Tavern
- Turning Tables Tavern & Eatery
- Uncle Buck's
- Ward’s House of Prime
- Who’s on Third
Menus for all participating venues will be available online later this month, as well as in a handy PDF file you can download for full perusal. Be sure to make reservations, whenever available, and tip generously.
Guests who support restaurants during the event are also eligible to win one of four $350 in dining gift certificates by filling out a survey about their dining experience(s) by Sept. 19. Four winners will be randomly selected and notified of their winnings following the close of the survey.
For more information, visit Downtown Dining Week.
Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club.
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